Archbishop Hebda Announces Year of St. Joseph
As Archbishop Hebda announced in his October 22 column for The Catholic Spirit, the Archdiocese will be observing a Year of St. Joseph, beginning December 8, 2020 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception). Archbishop Hebda wrote, “On that date, the Church Universal will be marking the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Our hope is that the Year of St. Joseph will be a source of renewal in our local Church, most especially as we continue our preparations for the Synod of 2022.”
Catholic Church Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of St. Joseph
The apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on Tuesday. The special year will last from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. Click here for more information about this Plenary Indulgence from the Vatican News!
Cuppa Joe: 10 Talks on the 10 Wonders of Saint Joseph (March 2)
Cuppa Joe is a series of 10 talks by 10 theologians on the 10 wonders of Saint Joseph, taking place at 10 locations in our archdiocese entrusted to the patronage of our spiritual father. These talks will premiere the first Tuesday of the month, March – December, at 4:00pm – just in time for your afternoon coffee.
Special Prayer for the Year of St. Joseph
When Pope Francis announced the Year of St. Joseph on December 8, he also have us a new prayer. May it be our prayer in the coming year and beyond.
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouce of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.